This course is designed to help fungal spore analysts learn necessary skills including: air sampling methods, sampling protocols, sample preparation, spore identification, counting procedures, conversions to concentration per cubic meter of air and proper reporting methods. Though the course is designed for beginners, it will greatly help those who have analyzed spores for a few months to a year to expand their knowledge and improve their skills. Air sampling will focus on Air-O-Cells and other impaction-type spore traps.
Why this Course? Identification and enumeration of airborne fungal spores are highly specialized skills. The purpose of this course is to help participants develop the competence to accurately identify and enumerate the wide variety of airborne spore types and differentiate them from other biological and non-biological particles.
The Airborne Fungal Spore Sampling, Identification, Enumeration and Data Interpretation Course has 8 topics and each topic has its own quiz. The 8 topics are:
1. Important Groups Of Indoor Fungi
2. Equipment and Other Materials
3. Air Sampling For Fungal Spores
4. Sample Handling
5. How to identify fungal spores
6. How to Analyze Non-viable Samples
7. How to Report Analytical Results
8. How To Interpret Laboratory Reports
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